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  • Country ranking ?

    8 869
  • Producer ranking ?

    192
  • Decanting time

    5min
  • When to drink

    2020-2025
  • Food Pairing

    Roasted chicken au jus with fines herbes

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The Story

Moët & Chandon Impérial is a complete, generous and dynamic Champagne made of chardonnay, pinot noir and pinot meunier. Moët Impérial is the House’s iconic Champagne. Created in 1869, it embodies Moët & Chandon’s unique style- a style distinguished by its bright fruitiness, its seductive palate and its elegant maturity.

Created from more than 100 different wines, of which 20% to 30% are reserve wines specially selected to enhance its maturity, complexity and constancy, the assemblage reflects the diversity and complementarity of the three grapes varietals :
 

The body of Pinot Noir: 
30 to 40%
The suppleness of Pinot Meunier: 
30 to 40%
The finesse of Chardonnay: 
20 to 30%
Dosage: 9 g/litre

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Wine Information

The pioneering spirit has always defined our brand, in every arena from viniculture to new ways of celebrating with champagne. It all began with our founder Claude Moët’s vision of transforming a prestigious but little known regional wine into a favourite of cosmopolitans and courtiers throughout Europe. His grandson Jean-Rémy Moët set out to conquer the market and soon transformed Moët & Chandon into an international symbol of celebration, accomplishing his lifelong goal of “sharing the magic of champagne with the world.”
Innovation has been our watchword ever since, making the world’s most glamorous wine new and exciting for each generation

Creating new ways of celebrating with champagne is a hallmark of Moët & Chandon. Among our first emblematic gestures were the sabering of bottles and the christening of ships. The 20th century saw the arrival of yet more pioneering gestures that are still favourite traditions today.

Did you know, for example, that the exuberant spray of champagne after a sports victory originated at the 24 Hours of Le Mans car race in 1966 when champion Jo Siffert showered his cheering fans with a bottle of Moët? The champagne pyramid, the dazzling cascade of sparkling bubbles that lights up glamorous parties and receptions around the world? Moët created that overflowing symbol of festivity as well.

New technology combined with the best of traditional craftsmanship is helping us ensure that the legendary quality and style of our champagnes never falters. As nature is at the very heart of Moët, our latest advances in sustainable viniculture to preserve and protect the environment are among our proudest accomplishments.

Inventing delectably new ways of sharing magic with the world is one of most cherished commitments!

Throughout our long history, Moët & Chandon has pioneered trends in bottling, glasses and exclusive, personalised editions of our champagnes.

In our day, the Moët mini-flute format is now a must on the red carpets of international film festivals and Moët Imperial bottles personalised with Swarovski crystals bring a special touch to exclusive events. Our latest innovation, Moët Ice Imperial, the very first champagne especially created to be enjoyed on ice, brings our fans an all new, uniquely refreshing champagne experience.

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Tasting note

color

Light, Green-Yellow and Clear

ending

Long, Gentle, Round and Harsh

flavors

Citrus, Apricot, Floral, Tropical fruits, White fruits and Vanilla

nose

Open, Fresh, Round and Ripe

recommend

Yes

taste

Average in Acidity, Low alcohol content, Low tannin, Balanced, Complex, Well-structured, Youthful, Light, One-dimensional, Fresh, Vivid, Round and Dry

Verdict

Well made and Well-rounded

Written Notes

The NV Imperial is a straightforward, tasty Champagne made in a easygoing style, with good length and a clean, refreshing finish. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2010.

Moet & Chandon is one of Champagne’s giants when it comes to the sheer number of bottles that emerge from its cellars each year. The house’s top wine, Dom Perignon, is quite possibly the most iconic wine in Champagne, and perhaps the world. Production numbers are always kept close to the vest, but that notwithstanding, it is impossible to ignore the exceptional quality that the best vintages offer.

At its best Dom Perignon is also an extremely ageworthy wine. In recent years Chef de Caves Richard Geoffroy has instituted a program of re-releasing newly disgorged wines under the OEnotheque program. Younger vintages see a second release (also known as second plenitude), while some of the older, classic vintages from the 1970s are on their third release (also known as third plenitude). While the OEnotheques, particularly the third releases, can be very pricey, at their finest they offer an extraordinary,otherworldly drinking experience matched by few wines in the world. Although Moet & Chandon doesn't disclose disgorgement dates, Geoffroy is considering adding that information in the near future. An article covering a number older vintages of Dom Perignon will appear soon on www.erobertparker.com

  • 86p

Bright yellow with straw yellow hue. Elegant nose opening up slowly. Fragrant fruit with slightly closed character, elegant. On the palate freshness, crisp acidity, creamy texture, very good length. The quintessence of structure.

  • 90p

This creamy Champagne is bright and citrusy, offering an expressive and well-meshed mix of ripe blackberry, pastry dough and pickled ginger flavors. Racy finish.

  • 88p

Golden yellow with glimmers of green.Crisp green apple and lemon notes give way to white blossoms and stony minerality. Toasted cashew and brioche aromas add complexity and a vanilla-rich elegance.Sumptuous pear, white peach and apple flavours are followed by refreshing bubbles that soften to reveal citrus fruit and gooseberry.

Världens mest framgångsrika champagne. Varannan sekund öppnas en flaska Moët någonstans i världen. Kvaliteten eller rättare sagt mognadsgraden är ojämn, även om grundstilen är ytterst konstant. Druvorna är enkla och lagringstiden är endast två och ett halvt år. Moussen är oklanderlig, doften har alltid drag av brödig Pinot Meunier, champinjonkräm och apelsin. Smaken kan växla mellan fläder i ungdomen till komplex exotisk frukt i vissa vällagrade magnumbuteljer. På senaste tiden har vi provad en lång rad mogna och fullmatade buteljer så poängen är högre än någonsin. Utan tvekan en stabil och bra champagne.
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Information

Origin

Reims, Champagne

Value For Money

Good

Investment potential

No Potential

Fake factory

None

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Grand Vintage Collection

Grand vintage rosé

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 Edward Cuvée, Pro (Finland)  tasted  Brut Impérial NV (10's)  ( Moët & Chandon )

"DP rosé 2002 will be great in 5-years. Henriot rosé get it drink it!!!!!"

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 Edward Cuvée, Pro (Finland)  tasted  Brut Impérial NV (10's)  ( Moët & Chandon )

"some wines tasted the past 2 days... :D"

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 Edward Cuvée, Pro (Finland)  tasted  Brut Impérial NV (10's)  ( Moët & Chandon )

"Held a nice tasting to my friends sister. Then tasted few wines with friends. Comtes rules still!! ;)"

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 Edward Cuvée, Pro (Finland)  tasted  Brut Impérial NV (10's)  ( Moët & Chandon )

"Yesterdays Picnic at eiranranta and then discovering moet on ice at mattolaituri. :D"

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